Afc Showcase-JunJunJun: Japanese Hair and Makeup Artist!!!!

December 11, 2011

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

So just yesterday I received an e-mail from a reader in Japan named Jun. She says that she is a huge anime fan and that she also enjoys reading anime blogs. I was surprised that she enjoys my site and that she is a huge fan of anime in general. In her personal life, she is a professional hair and make-up artist.

Currently she is in the process of putting together a “Guerilla” make-up show with one hundred participants in New York City. She plans to have the participants show up somewhere in Manhattan and travel all across the city to showcase her work in which she will provide updates on her Facebook page. She plans on creating a photograph collection once the project is complete.

But in order for her to make this dream a reality, she needs $5,000 for expenses. At the time of this writing, she has already received $680 (14% of what she need to complete the project). She is still $4,520 away from meeting her goal. Therefore, if you are interested in helping her making this dream a reality, I encourage you to watch the video above and if you can do so, donate whatever amount you can to support this project.

She also has some great rewards available for donating at certain levels such as a thank you e-mail from Japan, a live phone call with Jun from either Japan or New York, a souvenir from Japan or New York, a illustration of yourself or anything you want and a photograph collection of the project itself just to name a few.

For more information about this project and the rewards you can get for your support, click on the link below. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime, manga and people out there. All you have to do is find them. Ltrs.

Jun’s Website

http://junjunjun.com/en

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Donations for this project will end on Wednesday February 1,2012. Don’t wait until it’s too late!!!!!

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Breaking News In Manga-Sailor Moon Manga To Return This September and New Digital Manga Titles!!!!!

March 19, 2011

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

We have a lot of interesting developments in the manga world today, so here are some of the top stories that you definitely need to know.

First off, Kodansha USA Publishing has just announced that they are getting ready to re-release one of the most popular manga series know to anime fans around the world, Sailor Moon!!!!! Originally published in Japan in 1992 and published five years later in the U.S., Sailor Moon has gained pop culture status all around the world. Some examples in the U.S. include the song “One Week” by the band “Barenaked Ladies” and the popular book series “The Princess Diaries” written by Meg Cabot.

The re-release of the series will be published in a bi-monthly format and will consist of twelve volumes with new cover art and detailed translation notes. Kodansha also announced that they will also be publishing the prequel to the series entitled “Codename: Sailor V”.  At the moment, Kodansha has not set a date as to when the first volume of the re-release will be published.

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On the digital front this week, Digital Manga Inc. has recently announced three new titles that they will be adding in the coming weeks. These new titles include Only Serious About You Vols. 1 and 2, Mr. Tiger and Mr. Wolf and Lovephobia Vol.1. for more information on these new licenses, you can check out Digital Manga Inc.’s blog by clicking on the link below.

Digital Manga Inc.’s Official Blog

http://www.digitalmanga.com/blog/

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And finally on a few un-related notes, Viz Media is joining the effort to help those who were affected in last Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Viz is planning on donating money to three charitable organizations including Save The Children, AmeriCares, Architecture for Humanity and Artists Help Japan. To learn more about these organizations and to donate, click on the link below to read the press release from Viz Media.

Viz Media Press Release-Tsunami and Hurricane Relief Efforts

http://www.viz.com/content/viz-media-donates-japanese-earthquake-and-tsunami-aid-and-recovery-efforts

AMM 2011 Update

And finally on the AMM 2011 front, it has been officially declared that Yomi will be advancing to the next round after a triple overtime battle with Tomo. We will have more information on this story and exclusive highlights for you tomorrow.

And as always, stay with AFC for the latest development on these breaking stories. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.


What I Am Into Right Now-Yakitate Japan!!!!!

September 10, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Now before I dive right into this post, let me ask you guys a quick question. Do you feel that an anime that focuses on a young boys dream in making a specialty bread for his country is a good idea for an anime? Well I don’t know about you, but I think it is a pretty interesting idea. So for this edition of What I Am Into Right Now, I am going to focus on the series known as Yakitate Japan.

Yakitate Japan is a series that focuses on the main character Azuma Kazuma, a young boy who is destined to create a national bread for his home country of Japan. Now while this may sound boring at first, the story does get interesting at the start of the second episode. But I am not going to bore you with all the details, just watch the first episode at the end of this post and I can guarantee you that you will fall in love with this series. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

Side Note: And for those of you wondering if I am planning on doing a full review of this series? Yes, I am planning on doing a review of both the anime and manga versions of Yakitate Japan in the near future. Stay with AFC for more details.

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Yakitate Japan Episode 1 Part 2

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Yakitate Japan Episode 1 Part 3